Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Iran, North Korea, Russia, China ……..
In the 1960s Peter, Paul and Mary popularized a song written by Pete Seeger – “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?”
The short version is:
Where have all the flowers gone?
Young girls have picked them.
Where have all the young girls gone?
Gone to husbands.
Where have all the husbands gone?
Gone for soldiers.
Where have all the soldiers gone?
Gone to graveyards.
Where have all the graveyards gone?
Gone to flowers.
When will they ever learn?
Another version of this “cycle of life” is:
Where has all the money gone?